Freeway shootings: Motorist stopped on U.S. 23 accuses officer of mistreating him
A man who was stopped on U.S. 23 in Livingston County, likely as part of the investigation into the I-96 corridor shootings, said a Michigan State Police trooper approached him with her gun drawn and threatened to shoot and kill him if he didn’t cooperate, MLive reported.
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Sachs said the officer frisked him and searched his car, “making a complete mess.” Another trooper arrived as backup while Sachs kept his hands on the trunk, he said.
“She brought tears to my eyes,” Sachs said of his treatment at the first trooper’s hands. “When she was done, she said, ‘Thanks for being a good sport, now buckle up and drive safe.’ Three times she threatened to shoot and kill me.”
MLive reported it was unable to reach the Brighton Post of the Michigan State Police for comment.
Police have formed a task force to investigate a string of at least 24 shootings in the area along I-96. They said Wednesday they have received more than 2,200 tips. They are offering a reward of $102,000.
The FBI and ATF announced on Monday that they, along with Crime Stoppers are offering a $102,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect in the string of shooting incidents.
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